Residents of our own Park Lane feel famous after city wins the prestigious blue spot on the board

FAMOUS: Park Lane residents Marta, Dash, 3, Kinga, 11 months and Glen Diemar. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0615jkparklane3
FAMOUS: Park Lane residents Marta, Dash, 3, Kinga, 11 months and Glen Diemar. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0615jkparklane3

When Orange was given the prestigious Park Lane spot on the Monopoly board residents of our own Park Lane were delighted.

The leafy West Orange street was built in the 1960s as the first street in Orange without fences and its high position and quality houses quickly earned it the nickname of Snobs Hill.

Glen and Marta Diemar moved there in February.

He said they were keen Monopoly players and now would buy the new game.

“We were going to put the Park Lane card on the letterbox,” he said.

“We knew the quality of the street and we got to know everyone by the first name in the first week.”

Mrs Diemar said it was a family friendly area.

“It is a magic street.”

Margaret Wendelin said the Monopoly win was a great result.

“I was feeling pretty famous this morning,” she said.

Miss Wendelin moved there in 1995 and found it a quiet and friendly street.